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Murder on the High Seas

Published 1932
Topics Drama

Also known as "Love Bound". Copyright date is listed as 1949 on the film, but it's obviously a 1930s feature.

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

Run time 0:59:37
Production Company Peerless Pictures Corporation
Audio/Visual sound, color


Reviewer: dumpster diver - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 4, 2013
Subject: High indeed
Yes,everything said here about this film I agree with.
I loved it for the same reasons others hate it.
Reviewer: tennesseetitanfan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 29, 2013
Subject: Typical 30's Movie
This is a corny movie, but I hate to say it - I loved it. The same old Vamp story turned well.... I won't make it a spoiler!
Reviewer: karl_winter - favorite - October 8, 2012
Subject: Is there e below zero level?
There is: Incredible bad actors.
Reviewer: billbarstad - favoritefavorite - April 23, 2010
Subject: So-So
What looked like a fairly lively romantic comedy through about half of the movie ended up as a melodrama where a golddigger will do the right thing for the man she loves, but can never have. After the tone shifted, and it became clear this was a morality play, the film became quite dull. The cast of B-movie actors couldn't pull this one through. My eyes glazed over.

I downloaded the 512Kb MPEG4 file. Video and audio quality were good. Made from a good print, there are missing frames which garble some dialog.
Reviewer: jimelena - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 24, 2006
Subject: Whatever you want to call this 1932 gem
Wilson (Natalie Morehead) files suit against married millionaire John Randolph (Montague Love) for breach of promise. On the verge of collecting $100,000 Verna discovers that her former lover (Roy D'Arcy) has broken out of jail and is heading after her. She books passage on an ocean liner bound for Europe. During the voyage, Verna is confronted by another man -- Dick Randolph (Jack Mulhall. Verna's ex-lover catches up with her and the result is murder. But who done it (and who is it "done" to?) Love Bound was also released as Murder on the High Seas and Souls for Sale.
Moorehead was a very popular star in her day, 69 movies under her belt. She is excellent here, sometimes spine chilling. The cinematography is great.
The only criticism is that the story is slow to formulate but picks up the pace later.
Please watch this one, I don't want to be the only Natalie Moorehead fan. You will recognize her from "The Thin Man" and many other films you've watched and realize how wonderful she was.
Reviewer: Jah Gussi - favoritefavorite - February 27, 2005
Subject: Moths
I've seeen that ship before somewhere
Reviewer: Timedog - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 7, 2005
Subject: Good guess.
Five minutes of research later, I Googled the cover of Time magazine in the deck chair scene. March 2, 1931.
For its time, it's about standard. Bad acting, missed cues left in because stock was so comparatively expensive. Moves slowly, even for its time, tho. Better examples of the sort exist.
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